Hey Porter
Johnny Cash Lyrics


Hey, Porter
Hey Porter
Would you tell me the time?
How much longer will it be
'Til we cross that Mason Dixon Line?
At daylight would you tell that engineer to slow it down
Or better still, just stop the train
'Cause I want to look around

Hey, Porter
Hey, Porter
What time did you say?
How much longer will it be
'Til I can see the light of day?
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell
And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up and yell

Hey, Porter
Hey, Porter
It's getting light outside
This old train is puffin' smoke and I have to strain my eyes
But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please
'Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves
And I feel that Southern breeze

Hey, Porter
Hey, Porter
Please get my bags for me
I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee
Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream
We're not so far from home so take it easy on the steam

Hey, Porter
Hey, Porter
Please open up the door
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first
'Cause I can't wait no more
Tell that engineer I say,
Thanks a lot and I didn't mind the fare
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil
And breathe that Southern air

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOHNNY CASH

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Verse 1]
Hey porter! Hey porter!
Would you tell me the time?
How much longer will it be 'til we cross
That Mason Dixon Line?
At daylight would ya tell that engineer
To slow it down?
Or better still, just stop the train
Because I want to look around

[Verse 2]
Hey porter! Hey porter!
What time did you say?
How much longer will it be 'til I can
See the light of day?
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer
To ring his bell?
And ask everybody that ain't asleep
To stand right up and yell

[Verse 3]
Hey porter! Hey porter!
It's getting light outside
This old train is puffing smoke
And I have to strain my eyes
But ask that engineer if he will
Blow his whistle please
'Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves
And I feel that Southern breeze

[Verse 4]
Hey porter! Hey porter!
Please get my bags for me
I need nobody to tell me now
That we're in Tennessee
Go tell that engineer to make that
Lonesome whistle scream
We're not so far from home
So take it easy on the steam

[Verse 5]
Hey porter! Hey porter!
Please open up the door
When they stop the train I'm going to get off first
Because I can't wait no more
Tell that engineer I said thanks a lot
And I didn't mind the fare
I'm going to set my feet on Southern soil
And breathe that Southern air



All comments from YouTube:

A.K.

Recorded September 1, 1954, released May 21, 1955. Where the legend started.

Harry S. Anchan

Never been to Tennessee, but now I wanna go there. And, I love trains, too. R.I.P., Johnny.

Joshua Doyle

I live in Tennessee!

Kayla Steger

I read in my book that he wrote this when he was heading home except it was a poem and they worked hard turning it into a song!

GeorgeBshMinecraft

That’s exactly how i found it too!

Kim Denson

Love ole johnny, what a chest bunmping song.

Mary Plaidy

Exactly the way I feel everytime I have the misfortune of having to venture into Yankeeland. Can't wait to get back to the hallowed soil of Tennessee.

Succulents And Cacti

All of his songs are too Catchy and awesome lyrics. can’t help but sing along

Kayla Steger

You can't listen to is music without singing along😂😂

Manny Ruiz

Is this country or rockabilly?

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